Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Complete Zap Comix

From Fantagraphics.

There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb's classic solo first issue of Zap in 1968.

ByZap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 Reuben Awards

From Tom's MAD Blog.

Clockwise from far left: Nick Galifianakis, Mort Drucker,
Brian Crane, Doug Mahnke, Mark Anderson, Jeff Keane,
Ann Telnaes and Juana Medina- 

Members of the National Cartoonists Society will be receiving the official brochure for the 2015 Reuben Award Weekend (May 22-24, Washington DC) in their mailboxes in the next week or so. 

With it goes the announcements of the speaker lineup and special award winners:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cartoonist RK Laxman dies at 94

R K Laxman
, India's best-known cartoonist, passed away on the evening of January 26, at the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune, where he was on life support for the past few days. He was 93.

Find more about Laxman on PRI.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bizarro celebrates 30th Anniversary

From Bizarro!

On this date thirty years ago (January 21, 1985 if you don’t have a calculator handy) Dan Piraro got out of bed early and hurried out to the front porch of his cheap little rental duplex on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, to get the latest edition of the Dallas Times Herald. In it was the very first Bizarro cartoon ever published.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo cartoons no one is showing you.

From The Daily Kos.
Below are cartoons drawn over the past several decades by Cabu, one of the most emblematic cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo (if not the most). Cabu was murdered along with his colleagues this past week. He was 77 years old.
Although no media outlet in the US will show you these images, they can all be found online with a simple Google search.

This cartoon by Cabu criticizes racial profiling, specifically discrimination by the French police against immigrants from North Africa and people of African descent. The caption reads: "No to racist identity checks."

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The fallout from the "Charlie Hebdo" tragedy

Published originally in Le Droit on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

You can find more about "Charlie Hebdo" in an interesting article by Olivier Tonneau here.